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9:55 AM ET, June 1, 2009

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt / iTWire:
Microsoft's Bing boings into life - early  —  No, you won't need to go to Google to find Bing - all you need to do is to visit Bing.com where you'll find that Bing is now in beta.  —  Although Microsoft wasn't set to launch Bing into life until June the 3rd, it seems as though someone …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Badda-Bing Indeed.  —  This is just too good.  One of the features of Microsoft's just launched Bing search engine is that it auto-plays videos in results when you hover over them.  Naturally, the first thing a number of people, like Loic Le Meur, did was search for “sex” or “porn.”
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Bing Tips & Tricks  —  Now that Bing is available for use outside Microsoft, here are some quick tips and tricks that will help you do more with Bing.com.  —  1. Use the full version of Bing  —  If you are using Bing outside North America, chances are that you seeing a localized version of Bing that may be missing some features.
Discussion: Geekword and Gizmodo, Thanks:everythingms
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apparently Bing Is Something Of A Hit  —  Thursday may not have been Microsoft Bing Day, but today sure is.  Microsoft quietly launched their new search engine without fanfare and sans parade.  —  Last week everyone got to see the demo video and a few of us were actually able to access Bing for our reviews.
Mirror.co.uk:
Microsoft Bing live and tested
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Microsoft's New Bing Search Engine Now Live In “Preview”
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Preparing to Sell E-Books, Google Takes on Amazon  —  Google appears to be throwing down the gauntlet in the e-book market.  —  In discussions with publishers at the annual BookExpo convention in New York over the weekend, Google signaled its intent to introduce a program by that would enable publishers …
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John Ribeiro / PC World:
Google Plans to Enter the E-book Business
Discussion: SlashGear
Cameron Wilmot / TweakTown News:
Eee PC spotted running Android + Qualcomm 1GHz CPU  —  Computex Taipei 2009: During the Qualcomm Technologies press conference in Taipei earlier today, we spotted an upcoming prototype Eee PC which was quite a bit if difference from the norm.  —  The machine was installed …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Video: fanless Eee PC running Android on Snapdragon hands-on, oh my  —  Now we're talking Computex.  We, along with Tweaktown and JKK Mobile just spotted an ASUS Eee PC netbook smartbook prototype running Android on a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.  Now get this: the design is fanless due to Snapdragon's low power consumption.
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
Nextstop Wants To Be Yelp For Travelers  —  Newly launched Nextstop is aiming to be a sort of Yelp for travelers, drawing on a community of users who recommend things to do around the world and in their own hometowns.  Founded by a pair of former Google product managers, the service seems useful enough …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
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Brad Stone / Bits:
An Online Guide for Tourists, by Locals  —  There is nothing more dispiriting than traveling halfway around the world and following a guidebook's recommendation to a remote, esoteric destination — only to find it packed with a hundred other tourists clutching the same book.
Discussion: ReadWriteStart
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Twitter search engine Topsy launches with $15M  —  Topsy.com, launched last week, is a brand new search engine focused exclusively on Twitter content.  Like Google, it presents its results based on popularity metrics, namely the popularity or influence of the tweeter in question …
Discussion: Technosailor.com and textually.org
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Real-Time Twitter Search, Hold The “Real-Time”
Discussion: broadstuff
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung's Pixon 12: a dozen megapixels of cameraphone nonsense in June  —  After failing to show at the Mobile World Congress event in February, Samsung's rumored 12 megapixel cameraphone has finally arrived.  Meet the Pixon 12 and its 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a Sammy promise of fast shutter speeds and quick browsing.
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Reuters:
Samsung to sell 12-megapixel cameraphone in June
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Cellphone Locator System Needs No Satellite  —  BOSTON — Wanderers with phones and other devices that have GPS chips can figure out where they are using signals from satellites thousands of miles up, but those are easily blocked by walls or trees.  The founders of Skyhook Wireless discovered …
Whurley / InfoWorld:
Computer Science Corp. does cloud computing  —  A new consulting group headed by R. Lemuel Lasher and a three-pronged attack on competitors led by Brian Boruff may make CSC a real player in the cloud  —  Today CSC (Computer Science Corporation) announced its next step in a company-wide commitment to cloud computing.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Adobe gives web designers more power with Flash Catalyst  —  With two new products available in beta testing today — Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder 4 — Adobe is hoping to reinvent the way that websites and applications are built in the Flash format.  —  Flash sites (which may be most familiar …
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Flickr's Big Fail On Creative Common's Attribution Guidelines  —  Creative Commons is supposed to be this great way for people to license out their works to others.  But it's annoyed me for ages how lame it is in practice, when it comes to Flickr.  —  Let's say I want a picture of a car to use on my commercial blog.
Markcuban / blog maverick:
Who Cares What People Write ?  —  In this day and age of blogs, aggregation sites, personal recommendation sites, link publishing, twitter and more, its not unusual to get a news alert email, or to wake up and google a person, place or thing and find hundreds of references originated in just the past 24 hours.
Seth Weintraub's blog:
iPhone's Safari Browser to include Geolocation  —  I can't believe I missed this.  Even worse, it looks like just about everyone did (OK, not everyone).  I just checked a GPS-enabled webpage page, below, on a 3.0B5 iPhone's Mobile Safari and Boom!  The webpage checks the GPS coordinates of the iPhone and returns a result.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia Netbooks: Windows now, Android later
Discussion: MobileContentToday and VentureBeat
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
Microsoft: We won't force Bing on anyone
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Dear EU: Please quit whining about browsers already
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